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teaser: HID retro part deux...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yosh2000, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    well, its a reflector housing, so its inevitable that some stuff shows up. when i trimmed, i did everything to a tight fit. there is only like 0.010" clearance on the bottom trimmed part per side, so i think its pretty close!!

    i used hi-temp black gasket maker by permatex to mount the shroud. you need something that can handle the heat, is flexible, and wont gas off, this stuff seems to fit the bill according to all the guys over on HIDplanet. i let it dry for two days, then lit the projectors for 30min each to let anything else burn off before i put the headlights back together. i used 10-32 hex head bolts, i believe they were 2" long, but trimmed right after the nyloc nuts on the backside.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Where could I pick up some of that permatex stuff? Also, is that what you used to seal the back of the projector into the bowl and on the bolts, etc in the back?

    Also did you trim down the inside part of the shroud quite a bit, I only did a little bit so far, but it seems like the holes where the bolts go through are wider than the shroud, so I didn't want to trim too much down, and have to cut a slot for them to fit in.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    autozone, pepboys, ace, osh, etc. its used for oil pan gaskets and such. here is a pic of the stuff.

    i used quick dry jb weld to go over the back bolts and around the projector.

    the only part i trimmed on the shroud was along the ID on the outside on the lower two parts that stick in, and just a little bit at that. i slightly notched the bottom about 1/8-3/16" deep to fit around the projector. the shroud basically rests on top of the bolt heads. yes, on the lower part, you will not be able to fully hide the bolts w/ the shroud..just a fact of life!
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    night shots uploaded...i dont claim to know anything about photography so dont hate on the pics. also, the lenses still had a little handprints on the OUTSIDE from install...dont let that scare you as to my work!!
     
  5. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    yosh, have you read about preburning? I did that with my current setup and it definitely helped. when i opened the oven i had to use a mask lol.

    sick shots btw!
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    no, enlighten me!
     
  7. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    passenger side not 100% level, but close enough. Nice and clean.
    Now I dont know if i missed it, but where did the clear turning signal lens come from? I would like a set.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    ^ how is the pass side not level? the driver side projector flared up slightly on both edges of the cutoff more so than the pass side, this is the reason that the cutoffs dont match exactly. this is something with the projectors, not my handywork....good eye though.

    1BlkT found a busted set that he salvaged them from. i got a set from a guy over on XR-U, he most likely got them the same way. they are only available in the egay lights, so you have to have a busted or new set.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    I just noticed the faint cutoff. I guess that could be why it looks like the passenger side could use a little clock-wise rotation.

    I'm hoping my headlights are pretty close to that. I never installed all the bolts on the headlights when I was aiming them. I only installed the top bolt closet to grill and then held it against the truck frame to get an idea of where it is.... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    ^?, all i know is, in person they are level...just ask 1BlkT!!
     
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    god, i wish i had the money right now....
     
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    tax money is coming soon....!!
     
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    no need to enlighten you lol. i just dug into some reading. the guys over on HIDplanet.com recommend that whenever you use solvents, glue, artificial welds, etc., to preburn the headlamp. Meaning, just stick the half with the projector and all of the adhesives and glues in the oven for about 20 mins on like 200 degrees. This burns off all of the chemicals completely instead of this happening in the future when your headlamp is sealed and gets heated up by the projector and bakes.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    ^ oh yea, i preburned it then. i let it dry for 2 days, then turned on each lamp for 30 min each before sealing them up. i know some silicones will gas off more than others, and the stuff i used isnt supposed to gas of at all. preburning is more for those silicones that "gas off" in order to cure, but not all do that. at least thats what i get from my reading.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    Thanks Yosh, I trimmed the outside of the shroud quite a bit, sounds like you didn't really at all, i might just have to order another one. Oh well live and learn.

    Thanks for all the other info as well.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    ^ check out this guy ( http://hidplanet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=53035 ) he is selling a single shroud for $22 shipped. you need to register to see the pics though. also, to buy stuff there, you have to post a paypal address for hte seller to invoice you. once you pay, you edit your post to remove your email. they are very particular there, kind of a pain to get used to, but once you get the hang of it, its a very nice forum to buy/sell stuff at!

    yea, i didnt trim anything but slightly in the inside and those two notches on the bottom. the shroud basically rests on the bolt heads.

    keeps asking questions as needed, im here to help whenever possible!!
     
  17. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    lol that's my post.
    And yes, I still have taht single shroud.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    ^ nice! proof that i look out for you guys over on HIDplanet!!
     
  19. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    I pretty much copied your TLs. KEkekekekeke

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    PS, did you have these weird stray lights coming off your TLs?


    Upwards
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    And the light shining at the bottom
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    I'm thinking the light heading out the bottom will hit just the front bumper at most. And the top bleeding out, may be contained in the housing...
     

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